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Igor Bobic

Democrats Will Hold Six Presidential Primary Debates | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats announced Tuesday that they plan to hold six official debates between Democratic candidates seeking the presidential nominatio...

Igor Bobic

Ben Carson: You Can 'Make The Unemployment Rate Anything You Want It To Be' | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly declared Republican presidential contender Ben Carson says you shouldn't trust the Obama administration when it says the nation's ...

Igor Bobic

Why Carly Fiorina Won't Survive The GOP Presidential Primary | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carly Fiorina is presenting herself as the anti-Hillary Clinton, a Republican businesswoman ideally positioned to take on the Democratic...

Could Dr. Ben Carson Be Too Liberal for Some Conservatives?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Explaining why Dr. Carson was disinvited from speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention last month, Baylor University History Professor Thomas S. Kidd writes "Carson has also made statements about Muslims, Jews and Christians all being "God's children," perhaps implying that there are multiple paths to God."

Mitt Romney Says Hillary Clinton Politicized Baltimore Tragedy To Get Support From The Black Community

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor, said 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's remark...

What You Need to Know About Lincoln Chaffee's Record on Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Stephen Dash

This is part of an ongoing series by Credible about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of edu...

Some More Radical Ideas For Hillary

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Trade promotion authority that the White House needs for both the TPP and the TTIP is now hanging by a thread. A well-placed boot by Hillary Clinton would be the coup de grace. It would show leadership and political nerve. Some Wall Street supporters might get off her bandwagon -- and good riddance. She has plenty to spare.

Bridge Scandal May Be Death Knell For Chris Christie's 2016 Prospects

AP | By JILL COLVIN | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The charges handed down against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal provi...

Will Lindsey Grahams' Pro-Lender Views Connect with Graduates with Student Loans?

Stephen Dash | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Stephen Dash

Reinforcing his pro-lender stance, Senator Graham was the leading opponent of the 2010 legislation that President Obama signed into law regarding the administration of student loans.

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Still Show Rising Support For Same Sex Marriage | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

Pollsters measure and contemplate the rapid rise in support for same sex marriage. Democrats continue to dominate among Millennials. And there's a "re...

Igor Bobic

Jeb Bush Admires Clarence Thomas, Thinks Antonin Scalia Is The 'Most Interesting Opinion Writer' | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two current Supreme Court justices stand out to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who is almost certain to launch his campaign for presi...

Igor Bobic

Ted Cruz: Obama To Blame For Baltimore Riots Because He 'Inflamed' Racial Tensions | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday blamed President Barack Obama for the racial tensions and unrest unrolling across the U.S., includi...

Will Rick Perry Pressure Universities to Lessen the Student Loan Burden?

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Stephen Dash

With not a peep out of the Texan regarding student loan refinancing, it seems Perry won't take on big lenders should he achieve the nation's highest political office. His priorities would lie instead in reshaping the American university to a pared-down business model favoring efficiency over elitism. While big colleges would take a hit, the big banks would be safe.

Jim Webb's Surprisingly Bipartisan Views on Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Stephen Dash

Webb's position on college affordability, like much of his record, doesn't fit neatly into any political box. While he has been a staunch defender of rural, impoverished communities in many of his speeches, his positions on college affordability have shown him to be far more to the right than you might think.

Obama's Trade Deals: A Test For Hillary Clinton

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

On trade policy, Clinton now finds herself to the right of Mr. Wall Street Democrat, Chuck Schumer. And this is only the first of countless tests of where Clinton really stands -- tests that will keep coming up between now and primary season. If she is presenting herself as a forceful leader, it ill-becomes Clinton to duck.

Igor Bobic

Ted Cruz Was So Mad About Loretta Lynch That He Missed The Final Vote On Her Confirmation | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) went on the Senate floor early Thursday afternoon to voice his strenuous objection to the nomination of Loretta ...

Koch Political Machine Beefs Up For 2016

Politico | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

Documents detail plans to beef up the network’s state-of-the-art data system and pay hundreds of staff embedded in local communities across the coun...

What Is Bernie Sanders' Endgame for College Affordability and Student Loans?

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Stephen Dash

The big question for the Vermonter will be how exactly the American government will be able to afford increased funding for higher education. If he can be more specific as to which corporate loopholes he would close, and what other government expenditures he would cut, Sanders could enjoy a prominent place in the national dialog.

7 Things America's First Female Presidential Candidate Can Teach You

Nicole Evelina | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Nicole Evelina

Nope, Hillary wasn't the first. Before her there was Victoria C. Woodhull. I hear you asking, "Victoria who?" Most people haven't ever heard of this 19th century female suffrage icon, but she was a revolutionary woman before her time. Here are seven things she can teach us about being strong, modern women.

Maxwell Strachan

Too Many Americans Treat Politics Like Just Another Sport | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Sports

And it's causing problems.

Keeping Them Honest -- Doing a CAT Scan on Political Candidates

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

It's a work in progress and I invite you to join in refining it or even tearing it apart and replacing it with something better. But please, don't YOU stay part of the problem without becoming part of the solution.

Will Mike Huckabee's Compassionate Stance on Student Loans Win Over Graduates?

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Stephen Dash

In trying to determine what a Huckabee campaign, nomination, or even presidency could mean for college affordability and student loans, let's take a look at what he's said and done so far.

Igor Bobic

Hillary's Campaign Chair Dismisses Allegations By New Book As 'Nothing New' | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, dismissed allegations of influence peddling at the Clinton ...

Here's What Americans Think Of The 2016 Campaign Logos

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may be polling in the middle of the pack in early primary states, but his logo is faring considerably better: 63 percent of Am...

Hillary Clinton Feels Common Core Pain

Anthony Cody | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Anthony Cody

Hillary Clinton may need to school herself a bit more on "Leave No Child Behind," and the real story of the Common Core, if she wants to move teachers, students and parents off the sidelines. Those of us whose lives are being organized and sorted out for us have a different perspective on these tests.